The new regulations will be implemented from Monday.
Abu Dhabi local authorities have launched New capacity caps for restaurants, coffee shops, and public transportation As a strategy for the next phase of the Covid pandemic.
In a series of tweets on Thursday night, the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee stated that starting Monday, the capacity of restaurants, cafes, public beaches and parks can reach up to 50%. In February, the occupancy rate is limited to 60%.
Another restriction will be implemented on public transport buses, reducing the capacity from 75% to 50%. Alternate seating arrangements have been adopted on buses, and sitting on these marked seats will result in a fine of Dh3,000.
In addition, a five-seater taxi can accommodate up to 3 passengers, and a seven-seater taxi can accommodate up to 4 passengers. Earlier, the capacity of taxis was 45%.
However, the ceilings for shopping malls (40%), movie theaters (30%) and private beaches, swimming pools and gyms (50%) are still similar to the previously issued orders.
The new regulations will be implemented from Monday as the six-day public holiday to celebrate Eid al-Adha.
In addition, a national sterilization plan will be launched, and Residents have been urged to stay at home from midnight to 5 am. However, people can go out by obtaining permission to operate from the Abu Dhabi police.
also, New entry restrictions will be implemented at the border Only those within 48 hours of receiving a negative PCR test result and within 24 hours of receiving a negative DPI are allowed. They must also undergo another PCR test on the 4th and 8th day after entry.
The Committee noted that such measures are taken to deal with the next phase of the pandemic, to ensure continued testing and to protect public health and prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Earlier this week, local authorities stated that community members must take all precautions because the number of new infections and deaths has increased significantly after the past three public holidays.